Best in Economics this week: June 30

The Zippo lighter. The barbie doll. The ipone.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-06-29/anxiety-murder-and-the-case-for-humans

Old one, still interesting
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/26/the-amount-of-work-that-once-bought-an-hour-of-light-now-buys-51-years-of-it/

The steady decline in number of stocks listed… (via @jackneele)
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https://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2017/06/23/stockpicking-is-dying-because-there-are-no-more-stocks-to-pick/

Bernanke. “When growth is not enough”
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https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/es_20170626_whengrowthisnotenough.pdf

Best title of the week: “Markets Have Nothing Left to Fear But Fearlessness Itself”
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-27/markets-may-have-nothing-left-to-fear-but-fearlessness-itself

The new annual report of the BIS. Interesting, no doubt
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https://www.businessinsider.nl/next-recession-likely-caused-by-financial-crisis-says-bis-2017-6/

A word of warning…

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https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21724404-nervous-hear-echoes-build-up-financial-crisis-alarm-grows-about

Nice interactive chart on jobs, not sure how strong the underlying data is
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http://ritholtz.com/2017/06/is-your-job-at-risk/

Low productivity growth, part MCCLVII
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http://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2017/06/low-productivity-growth-the-capital-formation-link.html

Cool interactive chart on minerals in Africa
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https://www.aeaweb.org/research/a-dark-side-to-the-commodity-boom-africa

One more from the BIS report: how vulnerable countries are to a rise in interest rates
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http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/06/bis-warns-household-debt.html

The IMF: “financial development does not appear to be a magic bullet for economic growth.”
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http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2017/06/28/Financial-Development-and-Source-of-Growth-New-Evidence-44940

“Assessing Global Imbalances: The Nuts and Bolts”
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https://blogs.imf.org/2017/06/26/assessing-global-imbalances-the-nuts-and-bolts/

 

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